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Main Assessment Periods

2018 - 2019: First semester assessment period: December 8 to 22, 2018
Second semester assessment period: May 6 to 25, 2019
2019 - 2020: First semester assessment period: December 7 to 23, 2019
  Second semester assessment period: May 11 to 30, 2020

The main assessment periods are applicable to non-clinical undergraduate and taught postgraduate curricula in general. Nevertheless, assessment periods for individual curricula are approved by the respective Boards of Faculties and there may be examinations conducted outside the main assessment periods.

Summer Examinations
The timetables for the summer semester examinations/supplementary examinations/re-examinations will be emailed to individual students as soon as they are available. For examinations arranged directly by the departments, the students concerned will be notified separately.



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Main features of centrally administered end-of-semester examinations
(full-time undergraduate and taught postgraduate curricula)

  • For most undergraduate curricula, end-of-semester examinations for the First and the Second Semesters are held in December/January and May/June respectively.   In some Faculties, examinations may be held at some other times of the academic year.
  • There are normally three examination sessions each day commencing at 9:30 am, 2:30 pm and 6:30 pm respectively. The duration of most examinations is either 2 or 3 hours unless otherwise specified. For some examinations, additional reading time is provided.

  • Examinations are normally held at the following venues:
    • Loke Yew Hall, Main Building
    • Flora Ho Sports Centre
    • Lindsay Ride Sports Centre
    • Classrooms in the Main Building, the Library Extension Building and the Centennial Campus
  • Students are advised to check the date, time and venue of each of their examinations shown on the examination timetable carefully, and note in particular the special provisions detailed at the end of the timetable.  All written examinations are close-book examinations unless otherwise specified.
  • Students can access their personalized examination timetable from the Student Information System (SIS) (Login HKU Portal -> SIS Menu -> Enrollment -> Examinations Timetable). It should however be noted that, under special circumstances, amendments to the examination timetables would occasionally be made after they are published. Students should therefore consult their personalized examination timetable and the online examination timetables on the website of the Examinations Office regularly for any possible amendments.

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Regulations Governing Students' Academic Conduct Concerning Assessment (effective from 2019 - 2020)

  1. These regulations cover assessments for any degree, diploma, certificate or other academic distinction or award granted by the University. For the purpose of these regulations, assessments include written examinations; written, practical and oral tests; continuous assessment; submission of any form of work; any other means of assessment as specified by the examiners; and any combination of the above.
  2. A candidate shall not introduce or cause to be introduced into the place of assessment, or remove or cause to be removed therefrom, any printed or written matter or any other form of recorded matter or any blank writing paper or blotting paper or any blank recording material save with the express permission of the examiners previously conveyed by the examiners or the Examinations Secretary.
  3. A candidate shall write only on his/her answer book and on any supplementary answer books or sheets provided for the purpose. He/She shall not mutilate his/her answer book or any supplementary answer books or sheets, and shall give up all such materials on leaving the place of assessment.
  4. A candidate shall not obtain or seek to obtain advantage in the assessment by having or seeking access to unauthorized information or material or by copying or attempting to copy from, or by communicating or attempting to communicate with any other person during the time appointed for an assessment.
  5. A candidate shall not impersonate another candidate, nor shall he/she permit himself/herself to be impersonated at any assessment.
  6. A candidate shall not engage in plagiarism nor employ nor seek to employ any other unfair means at an examination or in any other form of assessment. Plagiarism is defined as the use of another person’s work (including but not limited to any materials, creations, ideas and data) as if one’s own without due acknowledgement, whether or not such work has been published and regardless of the intent to deceive.
  7. In conducting research, a candidate shall not engage in any misconduct which shall include, but not limited to, plagiarism; fabrication, falsification; unethical collection or unauthorized use of data; improper ascription of authorship including the listing of authors without their permission, attributing work to others who have not in fact contributed to the research, or the lack of appropriate acknowledgement of work primarily produced by another person; non-disclosure of potential conflict of interest; non-compliance with regulations including conducting research without obtaining relevant ethical approval and infringement of another person's intellectual property rights; and other practices which seriously deviate from those commonly accepted within the academic community for proposing, conducting or reporting research.1

1 Without prejudice to the generality of Regulation 7, it should be noted that the University has adopted the Policy on Research Integrity and other related procedures for safeguarding research integrity.

A candidate at a University assessment who infringes any of the above regulations is liable to be the subject of a complaint before the Disciplinary Committee under the provisions of Statute XXXI-2(1)(g).

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Study rooms

The following central classrooms are available to students as study rooms during the revision and assessment periods of the Second Semester of 2018-2019:

Main Campus: KK101 - 102, KK201 - 202 of the K. K. Leung Building
Opening Hours:
  April 29 - May 25, 2019: 8:00 am - 10:30 pm

Centennial Campus
: CPD-1.19 - 24, CPD-2.14, 16 - 19
Opening Hours:
  April 29 - May 24, 2019: 8:00 am - 6:00 am (the next day)
  May 25, 2019:   8:00 am - 10:30 pm

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